Hibiscus Mint Tea

Total Time
5 mins
30 mins

Very refreshing and cooling. Served at the Magnolia Cafe in Austin. This is my version. Tweak the ingredients to your taste. My grandsons (3 and 5) will happily drink this instead of sugary juices and sodas.

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  • 4 hibiscus tea bags (found in health food and some specialty stores) or 4 -6 tablespoons loose edible fresh hibiscus flowers (found in health food and some specialty stores)
  • 4 -6 sprigs washed bruised fresh mint leaves or 4 mint-flavored herbal tea bags
  • 1 gallon water


  1. Place teabags or loose tea and mint in the water in a sun tea jar. Let steep in the sun (or refrigerator) for several hours until the tea is a clear ruby color.
  2. If you have used the hibiscus buds and fresh mint, strain before storage and serving.
  3. Serve over ice with a sprig of fresh mint. May add sugar and lemon, if desired.